The United Nations in India launched a climate campaign, We The Change, to amplify climate solutions pioneered by young Indians. Among the 17 youth climate leaders is Mumbai’s Bergis Driver—an architect and urban planner—whose work focuses on creating sustainable cities
Bergis Driver, 27, is a youth climate leader championing climate solutions
According to a 2018 report released by the United Nations (UN), 68% of the world’s population will be residing in cities by 2050. As cities grow denser and the pressure on resources grows, the challenges of climate change will continue to amplify unless sustainable urbanisation is prioritised. Scientific research and countless reports including the 2021 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have warned us of the devastating impact of climate change on urban centres such as Mumbai which are extremely vulnerable.